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City employees will practice wellness plan or pay for their indiscretions
AUG 27, 2014

City employees will be required to participate and pass 5 of 9 health points from a wellness plan of their peers or pay higher insurance fees.
 

City employees will pay the price for failing to meet minimum health standards set by a 10-member wellness committee of their peers in fiscal year 2014-2015.

City Administrator Ed Driggers told City Council Tuesday that, the intent of the program “is to promote a healthy workforce and reduce increased premiums. It rewards good behavior, a healthy lifestyle and reduces cost,” he said.

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CPW awards bids to begin substation construction near Inland Port
AUG 25, 2014

CPW awards bids to begin substation construction near Inland Port

Bids totaling nearly $665,000 for grading and the purchase of steel for the Greer Commission of Public Works substation at Victor Hill were awarded today at the monthly utilities’ public meeting.

The contract between CPW and Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District, where the property exists on Victor Hill Road, is undergoing its final review, said CPW General Manager Jeffrey Tuttle.

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CPW commissioners OK hefty daily, annual boat and shelter rates
AUG 25, 2014

Lake Robinson offers a large and small shelter and boat docks for the popular and pristine lake with scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
 

Across the board increases for daily and annual boat and shelter rates were unanimously approved today by Commissioners for Greer Commission of Public Works.

Fees more than double and often triple their current charges for lake permits and shelter rentals on Lake Robinson and Lake Cunningham.

Annual residential boat permits jump to $55 from the current $30 and daily boat permits soar from $3 to $20. Duck hunting permits triple to $30 seasonally and larger shelter rentals will cost residents $150 per day, triple what they are charged, $50, now.

The shelter fees are effective Oct. 1 and boat fees go into effect Jan. 1, 2015 because they run on an annual basis.

Chuck Reynolds, Finance Manager for CPW, presented the new fee schedule. “Current rates recover about 18.3 percent of costs to operate the lakes and parks and to provide necessary security with these activities,” Reynolds stated from his report.

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'Unwritten rules' define Williams' minority owned cleaning business
AUG 21, 2014

William Grady said in two pointed sentences what it took a panel, roundtable and keynote speaker to present Thursday at the Minority Business Summit at Greer’s Grace Hall.

“Being a minority gets you in the door,” Grady, owner of Grady’s Cleaning Services, said. “What you do, keeps you in that door.”

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Minority Business Summit is free Thursday at Grace Hall
AUG 20, 2014

A Minority Business Summit will be held Thursday at Grace Hall from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Kinneil Coltman, Chief Diversity Officer at Greenville Health System, will be the keynote speaker at a free lunch from noon – 1:15 p.m. Greer Memorial Hospital is the presenting sponsor.

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Bojangles' at Buncombe opens Monday, just in time for school
AUG 15, 2014

Bojangles' is featuring a first-of-its-kind digital menu board for the area.
 

Bojangles’ at 900 S. Buncombe Road will open Monday at 5 a.m. It’s the newest brand franchise for local restaurateurs Allen and Lee Johnston, of Chix and Bix LLC.

A grand opening will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Mayor Rick Danner, other dignitaries and “Big Bo”, Bojangles’ mascot attending the ribbon cutting.

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$400,000 matching grant is a step closer for a new facility at Century Park
AUG 13, 2014

A $400,000 grant requiring a 50 percent match from the city may result in a new multi-purpose facility at Century Park.
 
 

Greer is one step closer to receiving a $400,000 grant requiring a 50 percent match from the city that may result in a new multi-purpose facility at Century Park.

The grant has been recommended by the South Carolina Department of Parks Recreation and Tourism to the National Park Service for approval. The city will learn in September, when the National Park Service approves projects, if it may commence work on the project.

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Greer will vote in November to extend Sunday alcohol sales
AUG 12, 2014

Greer will vote in November to extend Sunday alcohol sales

Greer residents will vote on extending Sunday alcohol sales to grocery and convenience stores on a referendum to be placed on the November ballot. Greer City Council voted 5-1 Tuesday night, with Councilman Wayne Griffin voting no and Mayor Rick Danner absent.

Council members whizzed through the second reading with Jay Arrowood, Lee Dumas and Judy Albert offering brief comments favoring the referendum. Wryley Bettis, pro small business, voiced his approval during the first reading while Griffin objected to Sunday alcohol sales.

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Greer Connect mobile app connects residents and visitors directly to City Hall
AUG 12, 2014

The Greer Connect app is available in the Mac App Store for iPhones and iPads, as well as in the Google Play store for Android devices. It is free to download and use for both platforms.
 

Let’s face it. Potholes are inconvenient.

So are burned out streetlights, overgrown lots and barking dogs.

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New students invited to register for piano instruction
AUG 12, 2014

Piano instructor Kay Young's students perform during the Christmas holidays at City of Greer events including Breakfast with Santa.
 

Piano Performers School of Music, taught by certified instructors, is accepting students all skill levels for the 2014-2015 school year.  Lessons are Mondays at the Cannon Centre from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Studies suggest that exposure to music can have a noticeable impact on academic performance.

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GCM stumping to earn Taylor, Meals on Wheels volunteer, national honor
AUG 11, 2014

Bruce Taylor checked in for his Meals on Wheels delivery route Monday. The candy dish, to his left, is reportedly a favorite stop for Taylor before leaving Greer Community Ministries.
 
 

Bruce Taylor, 91, is too busy to politick for the “American Volunteer Contest for Meals on Wheels”.

But Greer Community Ministries isn’t shy and is campaigning on Taylor’s behalf to recognize him nationally in a Facebook contest (vote here), with 37 entries, that ends voting at midnight Wednesday.

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Bensons donate $3 million to Greenville Tech, Greer campus renamed
AUG 8, 2014

Bensons donate $3 million to Greenville Tech, Greer campus renamed

The Greer Campus of Greenville Technical College today became the Benson Campus honoring Jim Benson and his $3 million gift to the college.

Benson’s $2 million cash gift is the largest ever received by the Greenville Tech Foundation. In addition, he also pledged an additional $1 million to be paid over five years. In recognition of both gifts, the campus has been renamed and Building 302 will bear the names of Evelyn and Jim Benson.

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Amenities showcased at Village at Greer groundbreaking
AUG 7, 2014

Guests participating in the groundbreaking for the Village at Greer Assisted Living and Memory Care had to put extra effort in shoveling the red clay and tossing it during the ceremony.
 

The way Jeramy Ragsdale described the Village at Greer Assisted Living and Memory Care it sounded like a vacation paradise. The artistic rendering didn’t lessen that perception.

“We will use technology and care in a resort quality, hospitality environment at Village of Greer,” Ragsdale said.

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Blue Ridge Brewing Company coming to Greer
AUG 6, 2014

Blue Ridge Brewing Company coming to Greer

Blue Ridge Brewing Company is coming to Greer and will occupy the former building that housed The Cazbah at 308 Trade Street.

It will be the brewing company’s second location. It has played a vital part in Greenville downtown’s resurgence and is located at 217 N. Main Street.

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X3 and 5 sales boost record BMW report
AUG 5, 2014

BMW announced Tuesday that its net profit rose by 27.2 percent between April and June, topping at $2.4 billion.

The various models of the X family produced in Greer continued a high degree of popularity. Sales of the X3 increased 6.2 percent to a total of 82,830 units (2013: 77,959 units). X5 sales soared 29.7 percent to 68,283 units (2013: 52,651 units).

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Bosch Security Systems puts distribution center at Caliber Ridge
AUG 5, 2014

Bosch Security Systems will move into this 150,000-square foot building at Caliber Ridge.

• Reno Deaton's vision pays dividends

Bosch Security Systems, a global supplier of security, safety and communication products, solutions and services plans to move into a newly constructed, 150,000-square foot building in Greer.

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Miller promoted to COO at Upstate Alliance
AUG 5, 2014

Jennifer Miller
Vice President/COO Upstate Alliance

The Upstate SC Alliance announced Jennifer Miller has been promoted to vice president and chief operating officer, and Elizabeth Feather is the director of research.

Miller will continue to oversee and direct all external marketing efforts and be responsible for managing the organization from an operational perspective and ensuring its long-term sustainability. Miller joined the Alliance in 2006, and previously served as the vice president of marketing.

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Express registration offered at Greenville Tech
AUG 5, 2014

Greenville Technical College will offer Express Registration sessions Saturday, Aug. 9, Monday, Aug. 11, and Tuesday, Aug.12, at the Admissions and Registration Center at McAlister Square, to work through the enrollment process for those interested in attending when fall classes begin the week of Aug. 18.

Students can work on all steps in the enrollment process meeting with admissions and financial aid officers and advisors, completing necessary placement tests, and learning about the options for fall semester.

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Greer Chamber posts for full-time position
AUG 5, 2014

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is seeking a full-time Director of Membership Engagement. The position responsibilities include implementation of Chamber member retention and engagement plan, and the planning/execution of Chamber member events and programs. Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Mark Owens before August 22, 2014 here.

 

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Greer CPW assures customers its tap water is safe
AUG 4, 2014

Jeff Tuttle
Greer CPW General Manager
 

Greer Commission of Public Works is assuring its customers the tap water produced by CPW is safe with a statement on its website.

Jeff Tuttle, General Manager at the Greer utility said the post was a response to residents of Toledo, Ohio who face a tap water ban after tests revealed toxins in the city’s water supply.

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